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Libya:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Armed Peoples on Duty (APOD, Army), Libyan Arab Navy, Libyan Arab Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriya al-Arabia al-Libyya, LAAF) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
17 years of age (2004)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,682,183
females age 16-49: 1,611,001 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,439,941
females age 16-49: 1,381,914 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 61,305
females age 16-49: 58,788 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
3.9% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Libya has claimed more than 32,000 sq km in southeastern Algeria and about 25,000 sq km in the Tommo region of Niger in a currently dormant dispute; various Chadian rebels from the Aozou region reside in southern Libya
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 8,000 (Palestinian Territories) (2007)
Trafficking in persons
Definition
current situation: Libya is a transit and destination country for men and women from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation
tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Libya is on the Tier 2 Watch List for its failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to address trafficking in persons in 2007 when compared to 2006, particularly in the area of investigating and prosecuting trafficking offenses; Libya did not publicly release any data on investigations or punishment of any trafficking offenses (2008)


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